Fillable PDF of Illinois 2010 PTAX - 203 Form
To access and download a fillable PDF of the 2010 version of
the Illinois PTAX - 203 Form, click on:
The fields in the fillable form can be completed with Adobe
Reader or Adobe Acrobat.
"Sample" Multi-Board Residential Real Estate Contract 6.0
The NEW Multi-Board
Residential Real Estate Contract 6.0 is now available in the
"Members Only" Section of this web site for downloading and use. It
is designed to be a "fill-in-the-blanks" document. You can tab from
field to field and enter your data, and then print out the final
document. It is a fourteen page document (including cover page)
with letter-size pages with a larger, more legible typeface. The
cover page of the contract details important information regarding
digital signatures, the copyright, and the limited license granted
to approved entities to use the form.
SAMPLE Multi-Board Residential
Real Estate Contract 6.0
This PDF bears a "SAMPLE" watermark. While it has the
official text of the contract, it is not a fillable PDF.
"Sample" Multi-Board Residential Real Estate Contract 5.0
Below is a link to a PDF with the cover page and sample first
page of the Multi-Board Residential Real Estate Contract 5.0. The
full form contract document is twelve letter-size pages, and is
copyrighted. Use of the form contract is by authorized means only,
such as through membership in an authorized Realtor organization or
membership in IRELA. IRELA members in good standing can access and
complete the official fillable PDF
version of the Multi-Board Residential Real Estate Contract 5.0 in
the "Members Only" section of this website.
Realtors and attorneys wishing to post a copy of the "Sample" PDF
shown below on their websites are permitted to do so. Use of the
sample in this manner is helpful as it provides an example of an
important component of a real estate transaction. Please note that
the first page of the "Sample" PDF is a cover page describing the
fillable PDF document. Please post the sample PDF only with the
cover page included.
Real Estate Related Links
The official Illinois Courts web site includes a wealth of
information on the Illinois judiciary, the latest docket
information, and opinions of the Illinois Appellate Courts and the
Supreme Court. It presents general information about the entire
court system in Illinois and includes Supreme Court and Appellate
Court opinions from 1996 to the present. The site also includes a
complete listing of Supreme Court Rules and portions of the Supreme
Court Annual Report, Administrative Summary and Statistical
Reports. Press and media announcements are also available. Supreme
Court docket information includes a listing of cases which the
Court has taken under advisement and are pending decision; a list
of pending petitions for rehearing; and a list of the petitions for
leave to appeal pending before the Court. It also contains the
Illinois Supreme Courts schedule of oral arguments and oral
argument calendars for each of the six Appellate Court districts.
This comprehensive web site also includes numerous links under the
"Judicial Links and Research" heading to bar associations
(including IRELA), legal research sites, State of Illinois sites,
State University sites, U. S. Government sites, and Illinois
Circuit Courts Online.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional
The Department's mission is to protect and promote the lives of
Illinois consumers, and it oversees over one million
professionals in nearly 100 industries. The IDFPR licenses
everything from barbers to banks and architects to real estate
brokers, title insurance agents and veterinarians, and monitors
most of the state's financial institutions.
The Title Insurance Section of
IDFPR's Division of Financial Institutions oversees and regulates
the activities of title insurance agents and companies. In addition
to regulating those entities licensed to conduct real estate
transactions throughout the State of Illinois, the section,
pursuant to the Title Insurance Act, certifies Independent
Escrowees which receive deposits, in trust, of funds or documents
for the purpose of effecting the sale, transfer, encumbrance or
lease of property held until the title to a given property is in
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Banking law, federal regulations; FDIC publications, statistics
on banks and banking, regulations and the quarterly Survey of Real
Federal Housing Authority (FHA)
Information about buying and financing residential real estate
using Federal Housing Administration insured mortgages, and about
servicing these loans; includes RESPA statute and regulations,
escrow accounting procedures, proposed and final HUD rules and
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Information on the national flood insurance program, disaster
management and recovery and geographical mapping of flood/disaster
zones. Includes forms library and information for filing
A FNMA site with information on buying and refinancing homes.
Includes calculation directions for consumers to determine what
home price they can afford and a glossary of mortgage and financing
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Information about FHA insured mortgages, lending and servicing.
Includes proposed and final HUD regulations and all mortgagee
letters from 1976.
Veteran's Administration (VA)
Veteran's Administration guaranteed mortgages and programs;
includes frequently asked questions about qualifying for VA
One stop portal for both Cook County Assessor information and
Cook County Treasurer information. Cook County Assessor's section
contains information regarding assessments, locations, office hours
and telephone numbers of assessors offices in Cook County.
Taxpayers who have recently received notices of increased
assessments due to triennial reassessment can check assessments of
neighboring properties at this web site to check whether proposed
assessment is in line with similar properties.
Cook County Treasurer's Office
One stop portal for both Cook County Treasurer information and
Cook County Assessor information. Pay current Cook County taxes
online (through system established through financial institution
selected by the Cook County Treasurer). Check Cook County tax
payment status online by entering the Permanent Index Number for a
parcel. The site also contains a database of probate estates
searchable by year, by names of probate cases, and, where
available, by names of listed heirs setting forth amounts deposited
with the Treasurer's Office pursuant to probate court order, as
well as instructions to potential heirs regarding how to file a
claim. Forms such as Change of Address and Application for a
Duplicate or Overpayment Refund are available for downloading. Also
has general information regarding taxes in various languages.
Information regarding radon testing and remediation requirements
in Illinois, text of new radon rule promulgated by the state, as
well as lists of current measurement and mitigation licensees
authorized under recent regulations to perform radon services. Call
IDNS at 1 (800) 325-1245 to verify licensure and individuals
offering measurement services.
Information from FNMA, a private corporation with the National
Housing Act as its "mission" and the largest source of home
mortgage funds and secondary mortgage market to increase the
availability and affordability of homes; Includes information for
home buyers and lenders, and monthly newsletter discussing federal
regulations relating to mortgages, and the text of guidelines and
lender letters relating to servicing of mortgages.
Information about purchasing and repackaging mortgages as
securities for sale and investment; includes current and historical
prime mortgage rate information, public relations materials about
the secondary mortgage market, and a listing of Freddiemac owned
real estate for sale.
Helpful database maintained by Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund
(and provided as a service by ATG to the Illinois Real Estate
Lawyers Association) on Transfer Taxes imposed by the State of
Illinois, by Illinois counties, and by various Illinois
municipalities which have passed transfer tax ordinances. Unless
exempt, transfer tax stamps must first be purchased and affixed to
a deed (or an Assignment of Beneficial Interest in a land trust)
before the document can be recorded.
Helpful brochure produced by Illinois State Bar Association
detailing steps in a real estate transaction, the importance of
having an attorney in the transaction, the Real Estate Agent, Title
Insurance, Pre-Closing Considerations, the Closing process, and
special concerns relating to condominium, new construction, seller
financing, and land trusts.
National Law Journal
Current news and in-depth articles for legal practitioners.
Includes analysis of current events and developments affecting the
practice of law.
Published and maintained by Municode and designed to link users
to Municipal Codes for U.S. cities broken down by state; includes
links to all legislation received by Municipal Code since the last
update to the Code of Ordinances.
Database of current residential mortgage lending regulations and
guidelines; includes a daily industry update and announcements from
FNMA, FHLMC, GNMA, HUD and VA. Both free and fee-based
Maintained by the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver &
Jacobson to market their book "The Fair Lending Guide," covering
the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Community
Reinvestment Act; full text and archives of the Fair Lending Alert
Newsletter and articles by FFJSK attorneys. At the FFJSK home page,
click on "specialized pages".
Comprehensive website providing information regarding Home
Afordable Modification Program (HAMP), Home Affordable Refinance
Program (HARP), and other government loan modification
Owners.com, formerly Abele Owners Network, is one of the largest
national listing and information service of homes for sale by-owner
(FSBO). It has recently launched completely re-designed and
expanded version of its online real estate service. The re-launch
incorporates an entirely new interactive flowchart of the real
estate transaction, new mortgage/buyer tools, and personalization
designed for consumers working alone or with a Realtor. New online
tools include a Loan Center, Closing Services Center, and a
Personal Finance Center. The site has received numerous awards,
including being named "the best for-sale-by-owner network" by The
Wall Street Journal, and being featured as one of PC Magazines "Top
100 Web Sites" 8/97, 11/97, 3/98. For those selling their homes by
owner, Owners.com is a powerful marketing and information
For Sale By Owner Connection provides helpful information to
buyers and sellers. There are extensive property listings to browse
through, complete with photographs and contact information. There
is also a glossary of real-estate terms and a helpful series of
articles about selling property, covering topics like hiring a
lawyer, having an open house, and advertising the property. (Cost:
Free to browse; sellers can advertise a home for $79 until it sells
(up to one year).)
Real Estate Internet Talk Soup
Newsletter and discussion forum relating to real estate tax
issues and development maintained by Tax Analysts, a non-profit
organization; includes archived newsletters and directions for
subscribing. At the home page, click on the "discussion groups"
entry and scroll for the real estate group sign-up.
Largest real-estate-law discussion group on the Internet,
maintained by Prof. Patrick Randolph of the University of Missouri
Law School; includes a daily case note offered for discussion by
e-mail. To subscribe send message "subscribe" to email@example.com.
American Society of Home Inspectors
Web site maintained by national organization providing
information on home inspectors. Includes a searchable database to
find a local ASHI inspector.
Helpful web site maintained by GDR, a global environment and
development firm delivering comprehensive solutions to challenging
problems for government, industry, and owners of real property. GDR
focuses specifically on environmentally impacted areas, commonly
known as "brownfields," and offers an integrated operation for
advanced remediation and property redevelopment.
Comprehensive site including access to Illinois statutes, public
acts, and bills made available on the Net by the Illinois General
Assembly. Also, information regarding developments of interest to
Illinois lawyers, including updates regarding individual ISBA
sections and newsletters. Includes a Legislative Alert E-mail list
and a special Illinois Case Update service to allow attorneys to
keep abreast of cases pending before Illinois courts and to keep
track of legislative developments. The Real Estate Section portion
of the web site includes many links to real-estate related web
DuPage County Bar Association
The legal link to DuPage County and the 18th Judicial circuit.
Includes many helpful links to valuable legal resources. The Real
Estate Law Committee of this association is particularly
Illinois Institute of Continuing Education (IICLE)
Topics regarding continuing legal education opportunities;
includes monthly "bullet point" updates ("Flashpoints") in real
estate and other specific areas of law contributed by recognized
State Board of Realtors web site with property search
information, real estate-related links, including state and federal
government links, industry and financial links, and links to local
realtors associations throughout Illinois.
Main Street Association of Realtors (MORe)
Board of Realtors web site for the Main Street Association of
Realtors (MORe). MORe's jurisdiction includes Lake County to the
Wisconsin border, all of DuPage County along with Northwest,
Southern, and Western Cook County to the Indiana border. MORe is
the largest local REALTOR® member organization in Illinois and has
been serving for over 90 years. The site provides information for
sellers, buyers, and agents, including realty news, blogs, and
additional resources for members.
Realtor Association of Northwest Illinois
Board of Realtors web site for the Realtor Association of
Northwest Illinois which services the entire Northwest Illinois
area of Stephenson, Jo-Daviess, Ogle and Carroll counties
with over 350 independent Realtor® members and affiliates.
The site provides comprehensive information for sellers, buyers,
North Shore - Barrington Association of REALTORS
Board of Realtors web site with lots of general information for
sellers, buyers, and agents. Includes forms, information and data
regarding continuing education opportunities.
Web site of the Illinois state agency charged with the
responsibility of overseeing the operation of banks in Illinois and
the administration and enforcement of the Illinois Real Estate
License Act of 1983, the Time Share Act and the Land Sales
Registration Act of 1989. A sub-agency, the Bureau of Real Estate
Professions, seeks to protect the interests of the public while
providing service to the real estate and real estate appraisal
industries. The site includes the texts of applicable laws and
other helpful regulatory information of interest to those involved
in real estate, as well as mortgage banking and real estate
professions complaint forms. (For a complaint form developed by
IRELA for use in connection with the failure of a lender to have
funds timely wired to a closing, click on the "Members" link on the
top navigation bar.)
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